Saturday, October 27, 2012

String quilt update

Someone contacted me the other day wanting to know the status of my string quilt. Yeah, I was just as surprised as you are that I still have anyone who reads this blog. I've been a little neglectful lately, but that's because I have so little time to craft, or to think of anything clever to write about. I've also started a blog (Prominent Butt) that's about my fitness/health journey. That journey is also a bit time consuming! I've quickly fallen into neglecting that blog, as well.

Well, due to popular demand (by one person), here is my string quilt top. That's as far as I've gotten. I have no time for personal sewing. I am (was?) making this for the mother of a baby that died from a brain tumor, but it's just not good.

First of all, now that I'm looking at it, I don't understand why it's so square. It should probably have another set of squares on the bottom, but that requires making 12 more blocks. And I'm out of fabric. Still, it would work as a lap quilt.

As you can see, using the white strips in the center of each block creates a more distinct visual effect of squares throughout the quilt. Unfortunately, none of my white strips met up nicely in the corners. Pretty much all of my corners look like this:

Actually, that's one of the better ones.

To make matters worse, the whole thing is warped. That's what happens when you sew in a hurry and do a sloppy job and then try to force it to fit together in certain places.

It just doesn't lie smoothly. So I know if I try to quilt it, it will just pucker up and get a bunch of tucks and folds all over the surface.

So that's where it stands now. I am just not sure I'll try to finish this one due to all the bad sewing. I would like to give the mother of this baby a gift to honor his short life, but this is an embarrassment.

1 comment:

Caseinfo said...

How lovely the children are. This would be a great memory in their life. Hope that they would happy everyday. Reading the post make me recall my childhood also full of joy and laugh. Welcome to speak out your mind toward my pearl set and pearl necklace